Despite its ten years, this Courtyard appears rather new, thanks to a 2014 renovation that replaced carpeting, wall coverings, artwork, and other features. Most rooms have king beds and a sofa bed, about 50 rooms have two queen beds, and there are 12 spacious suites. If you’re interested in lodging with a view of Nationals Ballpark, ask for a room at the L St. and New Jersey corner of the hotel; FYI: these rooms have a king bed but no pullout sofa. Other pluses: the Metro stop is one block away; the fitness center is available 24 hours and the pool from 5am to 11pm; there’s a 24 hour honor system market in the lobby for essentials (you pay at the front desk); and like other Courtyards, the lobby is a sea of media pods, which are rounded banquettes with individual TV and outlets for charging all your devices.
- Elise Hartman Ford